“Ms S,” said the student who thinks I need a dog, “are you getting a sub?”
“Why?” I asked. Usually I tell the students if I’m going to get a sub. I’ve been feeling ill for a few days and haven’t decided if I’ll get a sub or not tomorrow, but I wrote up plans just in case. Since I’m not sure if I’ll be out, I didn’t tell the students.
“Well,” he said carefully, “you cleaned your desk. And your desk is only clean when you’re getting a sub.”
I tried hard not to laugh. Am I that transparent? I smiled and headed to the door, “I need to go to class boys and girls, bye!”
The student looked at his table group. “I think she’s getting a sub.”